Better Business Bureau Offers Tips for Reopening Businesses During COVID
If you’re contemplating re-opening your business during the pandemic, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has some tips for how you can do it safely. While the BBB realizes that the decision to open is an individual one, some businesses are not ready. Those that are need to know how to do it safely. First, find out if Nebraska requires any signage for entrances and exits. Many states are requiring signage at all doors, and they can help customers and employees feel more secure. You’ll also need a plan in place on day one to eliminate unnecessary contact and prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout your establishment. Visit the website and official communications channels from the governor or the Nebraska Health Department to get industry and area-specific guidance.
Regardless of the type of business you operate, the BBB offers some general safety tips for reopening of any business to keep you, your family, your customers, and your employees safe. A few examples include following CDC guidelines for safe distancing; reducing general occupancy and gatherings to allow customers to spread out; limiting the number of people in your business at one time and create queues outside (“one out, one in”); allowing employees who can work from home to continue doing so; maintaining touchless and virtual options; consider removing self-service tools, like salt and pepper shakers; and having sanitizing wipes, sprays, or gels readily available.
The Better Business Bureau also recommends that businesses find reputable cleaning services on bbb.org to keep their operations as safe as possible.